Koroanavairos #8

Moa bowt Faysmaas!

English: The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected. Do NOT use a facemask meant for a healthcare worker.
Kriol: Di klaat fays kova da fi protek ada pipl shud-in-kays yoo ga di vairos. Yu NOH fi yooz faysmaas weh da di kain wahn helt werka yooz.

English: Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.
Kriol: Kantinyu fi kip bowt 6 fut fahn ada pipl. Di klaat fays kova noh meen yu noh fi kantinyu kip soashal distans.

English: Take steps to protect others. [And remember what we said last week]: Cloth face coverings (mask) should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
Kriol: Du tingz fi protek ada pipl. [Ahn memba weh wi mi seh laas week]: Yu noh fi put klaat kova (faysmaas) pahn yong pikni anda 2 yaaz, er enibadi hoo ga chrobl di breed een, er hoo faynt weh, noh di hoal op gud er hoo wahn kyaahn tek aaf di faysmaas widowtn yu help dehn.

Tingz fi du fi help mek yu noh geh sik fahn COVID-19, fahn di "US Center for Disease Control and Prevention." Fu moa, chek owt: COVID-19 Multicultural Information Library, ahn wi big op wi Bileez govament ahn helt yoonit tu fi how dehn di handl dis vairos!

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Kriol is the language spoken by many Belizeans, especially the Creole people of Belize. Although it is often perceived as a dialect of English, it is indeed it's own language with grammar and spelling rules. The National Kriol Council of Belize was created to promote the culture and language of the Kriol people of Belize, as well as harmony among all the ethnic groups of Belize. Please visit the website of the National Kriol Council of Belize for lots of good information about the Kriol language and the Creole people.

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